beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring project in southern Arizona. Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list. (Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file)
April 17, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement Tuesday made the...
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In this March 28, 2018, image made from a video, a cow stands in a pasture on Seven Oaks Dairy in Waynesboro, Ga. On the cow’s neck is a device called IDA, or “The Intelligent Dairy Farmer’s Assistant,” created by Connecterra. It uses a motion-sensing device attached to a cow’s neck to transmit its movements to a program driven by artificial intelligence. (AP Photo/Marina Hutchinson)
April 13, 2018 - 4:16 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because the moment has arrived, thanks to a Dutch company that has married two technologies — motion sensors and AI — with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century. The...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:22 am
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The maker of the colorful Necco Wafers has experienced a surge in sales since announcing it might close unless it finds a buyer, and a Florida woman offered to exchange her 15-year-old car for one company's wafer inventory. Necco stands for New England Confectionery Company. It...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. Known as an avid cigarette smoker, the Ohio Republican has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory...
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Police escort a suspect involved the making of toxic bootleg alcohol after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Deaths from drinking a toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have exceeded 100 this month, police said Wednesday as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black market liquor. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
April 11, 2018 - 3:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have spiraled past 100 this month, police said Wednesday as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor. Deputy National Police Chief Muhammad Syafruddin said deaths...
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April 10, 2018 - 5:20 pm
A company that supplied an Ohio fertility clinic's storage tank said its equipment didn't malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4,000 eggs and embryos in early March and blamed the failure on human error. Custom Biogenic Systems said its initial investigation during the past month concluded...
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April 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Monster Energy will remain the title sponsor of NASCAR's top Cup Series through 2019 in an extension announced Tuesday. Monster is not expected to be back after next year as NASCAR will re-evaluate how it sells its sponsorship. The Monster contract with NASCAR is estimated to...
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April 07, 2018 - 12:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, it was still illegal in South Carolina to sell specialty beers with a higher alcohol content than a Budweiser. But a succession of pro-craft-beer laws has created a booming brewery business in this Bible Belt state. "We've certainly come a long way. There's never...
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A sales person attends his customers near the Tesla electric vehicles at a showroom in Beijing, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, have roiled financial markets and fueled fears of a protracted trade war by threatening tariffs this week on each other's goods. The United States on Tuesday said it would impose 25 percent duties on $50 billion of imports from China, and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion of products that it could hit with its own 25 percent tariffs. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 05, 2018 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. Regulators picked products China can get elsewhere when they made a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Rachael Ray speaks at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia. J.M. Smucker Co. said Wednesday, April 4, 2018, it will buy the maker of Ray-branded dog food as it looks to expand into the premium pet-food business. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 04, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.M. Smucker Co. said Wednesday that it will buy the maker of Rachael Ray-branded dog food as it looks to expand into the premium pet-food business. Smucker, known for its namesake fruit jams, already owns Kibbles 'n Bits, Meow Mix and other pet brands. But people have become...
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